Advocacy

Advocacy Assumptions

Clergy support advocates operate on a number of assumptions regarding the parties in a Church conflict:

We are not the least interested in helping anyone hurt or get even with the Church. If we find ourselves opposing the Church it will always be as a loyal opposition.

Our Assumption

Our focus is on what is right rather than who is right. We are informed by the traditional teaching which teaches that there are times when clergy or the church institution may be legally right and justified, yet morally and ethically wrong.

Definition

We use the term supporter, advocate, helper etc. as one who lends presence to friends. Someone called to one’s side to plead one’s cause. Kittel Vol. V, (pp. 800-814), or see Wm. Barclay John & Jude (35-38).